BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Mayor Michael Venezia reports that Derrick the Dog has been returned to Bloomfield after being held in Clifton following a biting incident last week.

Venezia reports that Bloomfield animal advisory board and the associated 501c3 are actively seeking a sanctuary for Derrick.

Derrick bit a boy who was visiting the home of Derrick's owners and required medical attention. Venezia asked the family to inform him of any Go-Fund-Me type efforts to help with those medical expenses. 

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Derrick was a resident of the Bloomfield Township Animal Shelter and was recently adopted by the new family. 

This is a developing story. Details will be shared as they become known.